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Navy veterans

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Shoeless Joe, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    do we have any other Navy veterans here?

    sound off

    boot camp: RTC Orlando
    A school: Orlando/Great Lakes
    USS Joseph Hewes FF-1078 (Charleston)
    USS South Carolina CGN-37 (Norfolk)
  2. Lieslntx

    Lieslntx Active Member

    One of my favorite posters here, who has since left, is a Navy veteran. :'(

    He was stationed in Norfolk at one point.
  3. patchs

    patchs Active Member

    My dad was a Navy vet, early 60s, USS Chilton, APA 38.
    He was a proud vet to his last breath.
  4. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    My dad is a Navy vet. NROTC at Ole Miss, flight school at NAS Pensacola, spent time during his four years active duty at Hutchinson, Kan., Jacksonville, Fla. (where I was born), Keflavik, Iceland (where he flew anti-sub patrols during the height of the Cold War) and New Orleans. After he left active duty, spent 16 years in the reserves.

    Have a first cousin who is a captain (can't recall the ship he commands) and is on track to make admiral. And, I would be remiss if I didn't mention that my wife was a Navy corpsman, who served at Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico and at Norfolk in the late 1970s.
  5. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    My father was a Navy vet.
    Attended William & Mary, then Annapolis.
    Trained in aircraft that flew missions to hunt subs, and was written up in the Washington Post with his crew during those 1960s sessions at Patuxent River (where I was born).
    Sandwiched around Pax River, he initially spent time stationed at Pensacola and finally Meridian NAS, as a flight trainer.
    Never went to Vietnam, though.
  6. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    No posters here are Navy vets, but their fathers are .... well, OK, then.
    Seems I'm old and among the minority!
  7. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Del_B_Vista swabbed a few decks in his time.
  8. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    I am proud of your service, Shoeless.
    All who served in any branch or capacity have not been "stand-up" folks.
    There've been some real stinkers.
    But, all who served have sacrificed something that I haven't.
    As I've grown older, I wish I'd served my country for a while, too.
    I salute anyone that did it.
  9. joe

    joe Active Member

    My dad was a gunner's mate on the USS Colahan DD-658 in the early 1960s but missed Vietnam. He's been dead 11 years now, and I wish I had written down some of his stories as a sort of family record. Many of them would have gotten an R-rated tag.

    The Colahan was sunk as target practice on Dec. 18, 1966.
  10. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    Blitz, thanks. I wasn't trying to get a pat on the back, just trying to see if anyone wanted to swap sea stories. I do appreciate your comments. I am kind of proud of the fact that among all my buddies, I'm the only one that is a veteran and a college graduate.

    My dad was in the Army in the early 60s stationed in Germany after being drafted. When his enlistment was up, they asked him if he wanted to re-enlist and go to Vietnam. He declined.
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